WASHINGTON (CNN) – Democrats control Congress, but Republicans owned the softball diamond Friday night.
The Republican National Committee came from behind to score three runs in the final inning to beat the Democratic National Committee in Washington, DC's other summer sport: softball. The final score: 5-4.
RNC Chairman Michael Steele even jokingly described the victory as the "start of something really big," in a video posted on YouTube.
"Keep it going," Steele said in the video. "Next, we take them out in November in New Jersey and Virginia. We're just beginning to warm up, folks."
For the DNC, there was a price to pay for losing. DNC spokesman Hari Sevugan had to acknowledge the defeat in all of the e-mails he sent out on Monday. Sevugan also included the "score" of the Democrat's November electoral college victory – clearly not part of the bet. And the DNC was forced to let RNC spokeswoman Gail Gitcho write a summary of the game that was emailed to reporters.
"In what can only be described as a sign of things to come for Republicans, the RNC's softball team soundly defeated the DNC for the 4th year in a row on Friday night in a dramatic game that is certain to go down in the intramural softball history books," Gitcho wrote in the e-mail blast.
Earlier: RNC, DNC go head-to-head on the diamond
They probably used a trick ball and a fake bat...lol.
You know the more and more we keep equating politics and representation of the People as sports or game of tit for tat, the more We The People will loose.
Republicans good at games, what else is new?
Geez, I thought this was a news blog. There must some important happenings in the world................Like Korea.
They probably cheated. Or being that republicans don't really work or do anything like run efficient governments, they probably had more time to practice!
I see Michael Steele is dreaming again.
Wow, I guess 8 years of batting practice and not accomplishing anything for the country really paid off for the GOP.
O the GOP didn't complain about the Bats or the Balls or the shape of the diamon?!?!?! I'm shocked
Someone please tell me how this helps?The Economy, Sex Scandals, 2 Wars with soldiers dying for OIL, Global Warming, Crisis in Iran.
All in good fun. If they kept their intramural sniping to the softball field instead of the halls of Congress, we might actually see some progress.
Did the democants sue to make it a tie, so it will be fair. It snot fair that republican men play the democratic woman.
So the only thing they can win is a game cool
But of course, it's a performance based, objective contest.
The umps were probably libertarian.
A 5-4 comeback victory is hardly a sound defeat...let's be honest. It's all in good fun, though.
5 to 4? Did the Supreme Court vote on this?!
Surprised the score was that close. Staffers in this administration aren't exactly known for their athletic prowess.
who cares,what does that mean cnn, thats the only win they are going to get,come on cnn,thats so bogus.the gop will loose in virginia and new jersey,there time is up,america has moved forward,what coming for the gop is more defeat in 2010,2012,2016, etc. they are like john mccain,they just dont get it,and steele,no comment,its to funny to even talk about.
The GOP are also tops when it comes to waterboarding. lying us into war, and rigging elections. Scum.
Obviously this was because the Democrats were high and the Republicans were on steroids.
Well, they are totally incapable of getting a victory anywhere else, and it will likely remain that way for a long time.
They showed us they know how to pitch a good line,steal and run- good job GOP.
It's good to hear that they still partake in regular, everday activities. It's too bad that they link politics to a win or a loss in such a game. That ruined the story.
OMG the republicans have found their true calling, playing softball.
I prefer them to stay on the softball field rathe than even attempt to govern after the disastrous Bush administration......
All you haters out there really think having these two parties in power is good for us. One or the other, they are the same. We need real change.
I guess the democrats were too busy using all that new technology to worry about being athletic. So much for getting America healthy.